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posted by chromas on Friday February 04 2022, @09:21PM   Printer-friendly

Havana Syndrome could be caused by pulsed energy devices – US expert report

A US intelligence report by a panel of expert scientists has named pulsed electromagnetic energy and ultrasound as plausible causes for the mystery Havana Syndrome symptoms suffered by US diplomats and spies in recent years.

The report found that a group of cases could not be explained by health or environmental factors or by psychosomatic illness. It also said that devices exist with “modest energy requirements” which were concealable and could produce the observed symptoms and be effective over hundreds of meters or through walls.

The panel, established last year by the director of national security, Avril Haines, and the CIA director, William Burns, said the investigation was not tasked to identify a culprit, but in a statement accompanying the report, Haines and Burns said it would help sharpen the search for the origins of they mysterious ailments.

“We will stay at it, with continued rigor, for however long it takes,” they said.

Also at BBC and CNN.

Previously:
"Havana Syndrome": U.S. Baffled After New Cases in Europe
CIA Finds No Evidence of a Foreign Adversary Causing "Havana Syndrome"


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  • (Score: 3, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday February 05 2022, @12:16AM (3 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday February 05 2022, @12:16AM (#1218863)

    Nonsense. I've visited the United States and your HFCS sodas taste horrible.

    The only non-alcoholic fizzy beverage I liked was a root beer in NYC stating "made with real cane sugar" on the label.

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday February 05 2022, @01:00AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday February 05 2022, @01:00AM (#1218876)

    If you see soda in a glass bottle here, it's probably imported stuff made with real sugar. Everything else is garbage.

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday February 05 2022, @03:10PM (1 child)

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday February 05 2022, @03:10PM (#1218986)

    You're completely full of shit, the difference in taste between real sugar and HFCS is relatively small when you've mixed it in with the rest of the flavorings. Now, if just taking a spoonful of it, that's different, but mixed into food products with other flavorings, it's just not that noticeable.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday February 06 2022, @08:01PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Sunday February 06 2022, @08:01PM (#1219273)

      At room temperature HFCS has a decidedly 'citrus' tang to it that you'll notice in almost every drink flavored with it (the exception being many 'energy' drinks, since they use such pungent flavorings to cover up all the crap that is in them.